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Anonymous:Merriam-Webster and Wiktionary/Wikipedia give somewhat different definitions for these two terms, so I was wondering which one is correct?
Wiktionary defines candelabrum and candelabra like this:
1. A candle holder.
1 Plural form of candelabrum.
2 (common usage, though somewhat incorrect) a single candelabrum
And Merriam-Webster like this:
: a branched candlestick or lamp with several lights
So in other words, you'd say Wiktionary is technically correct in defining 'candelabrum' as the multi branched candlestick, but in general usage 'candelabra' is the prevalent form, although somewhat incorrect?
Also, would the plural of candelabra be 'candelabras' in common usage?
but in general usage 'candelabra' is the prevalent form, although somewhat incorrect?-- Yes, that's right.
Also, would the plural of candelabra be 'candelabras' in common usage?-- Yes, indeed.
Anonymous:Thanks a lot!
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